The Politics Thread

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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
12
40%
Conservatives
11
37%
Liberal Democrats
2
7%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
0
No votes
Green Party
3
10%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
1
3%
Planet Hobo
1
3%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:01 pm

It cost me £30 in a black cab home from Manny the week before last, and then he was whinging that I'd got him to take me to my door when he reckoned that he'd given me that price based on him dropping me off at the station in town. nice person!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Beefheart » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:30 pm

I got an Uber back from Manchester a few weeks back. I can't remember what it cost, and he was at a loss as to what to do at the Kearsley roundabout with it being closed (as was I) but he did let be play hip hop very loudly on my phone via bluetooth.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:37 pm

get the bus you posh knobs! :wink:
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:31 pm

thebish wrote:get the bus you posh knobs! :wink:
You're not familiar with 'The Vomit Express', are you? :D
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:31 pm

bobo the clown wrote:
Enoch wrote:Black cab drivers!

Never in the field of human transport was so much owed by so many to so few.

Professional glass half empty merchants, what a miserable bunch of c*nts.
LITERALLY highway robbery.

When working at Heathrow I went into London one evening and returned on a late tube to the Terminal 4 tube station. Caught a black cab for my 3 mile journey to my hotel and exited £20 the lighter. Apparently there was an after midnight and a solo passenger supplement plus an "it's a day with a 'y' in it" additional cost to add to the "you sound Northern" charge.

The sooner Uber come in & make them get real the better.

Oh .... & "the Knowledge". Get a fckg sat-nav.
Abso-fecking-lutely!

"I've spent six years learning all the streets of London on a moped and revising every night "

"Couldn't give a shit mate. I've just put it on my phone".
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:46 pm

Prufrock wrote: "Couldn't give a shit mate. I've just put it on my phone".
drive your shitting self home then, phoneboy! :wink:
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:01 pm

thebish wrote:get the bus you posh knobs! :wink:
Oh ... pur-leeeze.

It's full of riff-raff.
Not advocating mass-murder as an entirely positive experience, of course, but it had its moments.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:07 pm

bobo the clown wrote:
thebish wrote:get the bus you posh knobs! :wink:
Oh ... pur-leeeze.

It's full of riff-raff.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:36 pm

thebish wrote:
Prufrock wrote: "Couldn't give a shit mate. I've just put it on my phone".
drive your shitting self home then, phoneboy! :wink:
1) Don't have a licence to drive.

2) Defo don't have a licence to drive wasted.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:40 pm

I'm still chuckling at the thought of some tedious cabbie banging on to Prufrock about how he's acquired 'the knowledge' "Man and boy, mate. Man and bleedin' boy" and Prufrock felling him in a single swoop. :D
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:03 pm

Prufrock wrote:
thebish wrote:
Prufrock wrote: "Couldn't give a shit mate. I've just put it on my phone".
drive your shitting self home then, phoneboy! :wink:
1) Don't have a licence to drive.

2) Defo don't have a licence to drive wasted.

yeah - but you DO have a phone, so that's one in the eye for the taxi driver! :D
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:05 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:I'm still chuckling at the thought of some tedious cabbie banging on to Prufrock about how he's acquired 'the knowledge' "Man and boy, mate. Man and bleedin' boy" and Prufrock felling him in a single swoop. :D

except your average London cabbie would eat pru for breakfast! :D

this must be a tamer northern black cab driver you have in mind!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:34 pm

You're talking about the man who ran David N'Gog out of Adlington!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:29 pm

Another Corbynista with short term amnesia!
John McDonnell is at the centre of a row about whether he endorsed a statement before the election advocating doing away with MI5, special police forces and armed officers.
Apparently he's never seen it!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:55 pm

^^ His spokesman said he thought it was 'aims and values'.

The document has 'list of demands' at the top in bold.

Early onset Alzheimers ? Poor thing.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:46 am

The tories are fiddling about with a new electoral register - it'll be used to design new electoral boundaries...

the deadline for many councils is the end of this month... make sure you're on it.

you can do it in 2mins - easier with your NI number..

(Hoboh - you can disregard this message! :wink: )


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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:51 am

I have to say, that given the press that Corbyn has had, this very much surprises me! (Ipsos MORI)
Voters are happier with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership than they are with David Cameron's recent record, the latest polling evidence reveals.

The Labour leader has the highest net satisfaction ratings of all the main party leaders in the latest Ipsos Mori poll, and even Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and Ukip leader Nigel Farage have better net ratings than the Prime Minister.
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However, all the leaders receive negative ratings overall, with Mr Corbyn on -3, Mr Cameron on -15 and Mr Farron on -14.

Mr Corbyn was the only one of all the four party leaders not to see a fall in his leadership satisfaction ratings over the last month.



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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:59 pm

Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

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Re: The Politics Thread

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:26 pm

Did the shadow chancellor just quote Chairman Mao and throw the little red book across the dispatch box?
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